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Protozoa Pictures
Company typePrivate
IndustryMotion picture
Founded1997; 27 years ago (1997)
FounderDarren Aronofsky
United States
Key people
ProductsFilm Production

Protozoa Pictures is an American production company founded in 1997 by American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky,[1] headquartered in New York City. It is mainly a handle for Aronofsky's filmography, but has financed other projects alongside Aronofsky's.

The company has a three-year first look deal with Regency Enterprises to develop film and television projects.[2] Prior to the agreement, the company had a first look deal with Dimension Films.[3]


Year Film Director Production company(s) Distributor
1998 Pi Darren Aronofsky Artisan Entertainment
2000 Requiem for a Dream
2002 Below David Twohy Dimension Films Miramax Films
2006 The Fountain Darren Aronofsky Regency Enterprises Warner Bros.
2008 The Wrestler Wild Bunch Fox Searchlight Pictures
2010 Black Swan Cross Creek Pictures / Phoenix Pictures / Dune Entertainment
2012 2 Days in New York Julie Delpy Magnolia Pictures
2014 Noah Darren Aronofsky Regency Enterprises Paramount Pictures
2015 Zipper Mora Stephens Alchemy
2016 Jackie Pablo Larraín LD Entertainment / Wild Bunch / Why Not Productions / Bliss Media Fox Searchlight Pictures
2017 Aftermath Elliott Lester MoviePass Films / Grindstone Entertainment Group Lionsgate Premiere
Mother! Darren Aronofsky Paramount Pictures
2018 White Boy Rick Yann Demange Columbia Pictures Sony Pictures Releasing
2020 Some Kind of Heaven Lance Oppenheim The New York Times / Los Angeles Media Fund / 30West Magnolia Pictures
2021 Catch the Fair One Josef Kubota Wladyka The Population IFC Films
2022 The Territory Alex Pritz Real Lava, TIME Studios, XTR, Passion Pictures, Documist National Geographic Documentary Films
The Whale Darren Aronofsky A24 A24
The Good Nurse Tobias Lindholm FilmNation Entertainment Netflix
TBA Adrift Darren Aronofsky Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Blumhouse Productions / Paradox / Paper Pictures Amazon MGM Studios


  1. ^ "Darren Aronofsky". Variety.
  2. ^ Harris, Dana. "Regency new home for 'Pi' guy". Variety.
  3. ^ Petrikin, Chris (1998-06-05). "Big deal for Aronofsky". Variety. Retrieved 2021-05-24.